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Fuel line serving Upper Peninsula closed indefinitely

Associated Press

Milwaukee — The owner of the only fuel pipeline serving northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has shut it down indefinitely as it considers the future of the aging line.

West Shore Pipe Line Co. is looking into how to supply the Green Bay area with gas and diesel fuel in the meantime. The Journal Sentinel reports the 55-year-old pipeline that runs from north of Milwaukee to Green Bay was closed for repairs and inspection in March and hasn’t been reopened since.

The only way to get fuel to Green Bay and beyond to the Upper Peninsula is to use additional tanker trucks. Gov. Scott Walker issued an emergency declaration in May allowing tanker truck drivers to work extra hours each week so they could make more fuel runs to Green Bay. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has taken the same action.